jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (if you like spicy) jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (if you like spicy)
Salsa isn’t just for scooping up with chips! We like it in quesadillas and tacos, as a topping for burgers and chili, and even as a stir-in addition to grain or vegetable salads. Plus, you can make it without turning on the stove. Adjust the spice level to suit your taste: Kids Advisory Board Member Amine said, “We only used half a jalapeño and it was plenty spicy.”
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife (adult needed)
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Medium Bowl
- Large bowl
- 2 ripe tomatoes, cored and diced
- 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced (or 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder)
- 1 bell pepper (any color), cored and chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (if you like spicy) * Cutting the jalapeño pepper is a good job for an adult. Wear gloves and/or be very careful not to touch your eyes after handling peppers until you have washed your hands with soap and water.
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Put all the ingredients in the bowl and mix well.
- Taste the salsa. Does it need more lime juice or a pinch of salt? If it does, add it and taste again. Serve right away.